The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in consultation with the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation of Colorado History (SHPO) determined in 2016 that Building 1, also known of as the Central Radio Propagation Laboratory (built 1954, 1959 and 1962) on the Boulder, CO Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories campus, is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) under criteria A and C.
An integral and active research center supporting the NIST scientific mission, future facility improvements and modifications (undertakings) to Building 1 shall now be subject to design review through the federally established Section 106 consultation process [36 CFR PART 800]. To help guide that process, to establish a baseline building condition survey, as well as to minimize potential adverse impacts of future undertakings, NIST in cooperation with the SHPO and the City of Boulder developed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that stipulated the development of an Historic Structures Report (HSR) and a series of Preservation Zone Maps for Building One.
Following is a thorough on-site condition survey, a review of the original drawings, and archival photographs professional architectural historians and preservation architects completed the HSR and building Preservation Zone Maps in July 2018. They are available for review here: